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User Manual
PCI/ PCI Express
COMM Series
User Manual
Industrial Serial Communication
Cards
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1. Collect all the information about the problem encountered. (For example, CPU
speed, Advantech products used, other hardware and software used, etc.) Note
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Declaration of Conformity
CE
This product has passed the CE test for environmental specifications when shielded
cables are used for external wiring. We recommend the use of shielded cables. This
kind of cable is available from Advantech. Please contact your local supplier for
ordering information.
CE
This product has passed the CE test for environmental specifications. Test conditions
for passing included the equipment being operated within an industrial enclosure. In
order to protect the product from being damaged by ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
and EMI leakage, we strongly recommend the use of CE-compliant industrial enclosure products.
FCC Class A
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in
which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Technical Support and Assistance
1.
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Contact your distributor, sales representative, or Advantech's customer service
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– Product name and serial number
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– A complete description of the problem
– The exact wording of any error messages
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Warnings, Cautions and Notes
Warning! Warnings indicate conditions, which if not observed, can cause personal
injury!
Caution! Cautions are included to help you avoid damaging hardware or losing
data. e.g.
There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed.
Do not attempt to recharge, force open, or heat the battery. Replace the
battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
Note!
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Packing List
Before setting up the system, check that the items listed below are included and in
good condition. If any item does not accord with the table, please contact your dealer
immediately.
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Safety Instructions
1.
2.
3.
Read these safety instructions carefully.
Keep this User Manual for later reference.
Disconnect this equipment from any AC outlet before cleaning. Use a damp
cloth. Do not use liquid or spray detergents for cleaning.
4. For plug-in equipment, the power outlet socket must be located near the equipment and must be easily accessible.
5. Keep this equipment away from humidity.
6. Put this equipment on a reliable surface during installation. Dropping it or letting
it fall may cause damage.
7. The openings on the enclosure are for air convection. Protect the equipment
from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
8. Make sure the voltage of the power source is correct before connecting the
equipment to the power outlet.
9. Position the power cord so that people cannot step on it. Do not place anything
over the power cord.
10. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
11. If the equipment is not used for a long time, disconnect it from the power source
to avoid damage by transient overvoltage.
12. Never pour any liquid into an opening. This may cause fire or electrical shock.
13. Never open the equipment. For safety reasons, the equipment should be
opened only by qualified service personnel.
14. If one of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
personnel:
15. The power cord or plug is damaged.
16. Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
17. The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
18. The equipment does not work well, or you cannot get it to work according to the
user's manual.
19. The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
20. The equipment has obvious signs of breakage.
21. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THE
STORAGE TEMPERATURE MAY GO BELOW -20° C (-4° F) OR ABOVE 60° C
(140° F). THIS COULD DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT. THE EQUIPMENT
SHOULD BE IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT.
22. CAUTION: DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY
REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE
RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER, DISCARD USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS.
23. The sound pressure level at the operator's position according to IEC 704-1:1982
is no more than 70 dB (A).
DISCLAIMER: This set of instructions is given according to IEC 704-1. Advantech
disclaims all responsibility for the accuracy of any statements contained herein.
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Safety Precaution - Static Electricity
Follow these simple precautions to protect yourself from harm and the products from
damage.
 To avoid electrical shock, always disconnect the power from your PC chassis
before you work on it. Don't touch any components on the CPU card or other
cards while the PC is on.
 Disconnect power before making any configuration changes. The sudden rush
of power as you connect a jumper or install a card may damage sensitive electronic components.
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Contents
Chapter
1
Introduction..........................................1
1.1
Description ................................................................................................ 2
1.1.1 PCI Bus......................................................................................... 2
1.1.2 PCI Express Bus........................................................................... 2
Features .................................................................................................... 2
Specifications ............................................................................................ 3
1.3.1 Bus Interface................................................................................. 3
Table 1.1: Data Signals ............................................................... 4
Table 1.2: Power Consumption ................................................... 5
1.3.2 Ordering Information ..................................................................... 6
Table 1.3: Model List ................................................................... 6
Table 1.4: PCI/ PCIe Communication Cards Selection Guide..... 7
1.2
1.3
Chapter
2
Hardware Configuration......................9
2.1
2.2
2.4
Initial Inspection ...................................................................................... 10
Jumper and Switch Locations ................................................................. 11
Figure 2.1 PCI-1601A/B Silk Screen ......................................... 11
Figure 2.2 PCI-1602 Silk Screen ............................................... 11
Figure 2.3 PCI-1602UP Silk Screen .......................................... 12
Figure 2.4 PCI-1603 Silk Screen ............................................... 12
Figure 2.5 PCI-1604UP Silk Screen .......................................... 13
Figure 2.6 PCI-1610A/B, PCI-1612A/B Silk Screen .................. 13
Figure 2.7 PCI-1610/1612C Silk Screen.................................... 14
Figure 2.8 PCI-1620A/B Silk Screen ......................................... 14
Figure 2.9 PCI-1622A/B Silk Screen ......................................... 15
Figure 2.10PCI-1622C Silk Screen............................................. 15
Figure 2.11PCIe-1620A/B Silk Screen ....................................... 16
Figure 2.12PCIe-1622A/B Silk Screen ....................................... 16
Jumper Settings ...................................................................................... 17
2.3.1 How to Set Jumpers.................................................................... 17
Figure 2.13How to Set Jumpers ................................................. 17
2.3.2 Default Settings........................................................................... 17
Table 2.1: PCI-1601/1602/1612/1622 and PCIe-1622 Settings 17
Figure 2.14PCI-1603 Default Settings ........................................ 18
2.3.3 Mode Selection by Jumper/DIP Settings .................................... 18
Figure 2.15PCI-1612 Series RS-232/422/485 Selection ............ 18
Figure 2.16PCIe-1622 Series RS-232/422/485 Selection .......... 19
Figure 2.17RS-422/485 Selection by Jumper Setting................. 19
Figure 2.18PCI-1603 RS-232 Mode Jumper Setting .................. 19
Figure 2.19PCI-1603 Current-loop Mode Jumper Setting .......... 19
Figure 2.20 Active Mode Jumper Setting.................................... 20
Figure 2.21Passive Mode Jumper Setting.................................. 20
Table 2.2: Enable Mode Selection............................................. 20
Figure 2.22Resistor Selection (for PCI-1612/1622 series) ......... 21
Figure 2.23Resistor Selection (for PCI-1602 and PCIe-1622 series)........................................................................... 21
Card Installation ...................................................................................... 21
3
Driver Setup & Installation................23
3.1
3.2
Introduction ............................................................................................. 24
Driver Setup ............................................................................................ 24
2.3
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3.6
3.7
3.2.1 Steps for Operating System Driver Setup.................................. 24
Reboot System after Operating System Driver Setup ............................ 30
3.3.1 PCI/PCIe UARTs Device Driver Installation ............................... 30
3.3.2 PCI Bridge Device Driver Installation.......................................... 31
Verify your Operating System Driver Setup ............................................ 32
Configuring Serial Devices for Operating System................................... 34
3.5.1 Configuring a PCI UARTs Device............................................... 35
3.5.2 Configuring a PCI Bridge Device ................................................ 36
3.5.3 Configuring Ports ........................................................................ 36
Remove PCI ICOM Series Device .......................................................... 37
Driver Uninstall........................................................................................ 40
Appendix 4
ICOM Tools ........................................ 43
4.1
4.2
4.3
Introduction ............................................................................................. 44
Installation............................................................................................... 44
User Interface of ICOM Tools ................................................................. 44
4.3.1 Menu Bar .................................................................................... 44
4.3.2 Tool Bar ...................................................................................... 45
4.3.3 Com Port Tab ............................................................................. 45
4.3.4 Port Status .................................................................................. 46
4.3.5 Message Logo ............................................................................ 46
4.3.6 Tx Slide Bar ................................................................................ 46
4.3.7 Performance Listing Area ........................................................... 46
4.3.8 Status Bar ................................................................................... 48
4.4 Using the ICOM Tools Utility............................................................. 48
4.4.1 4.4.1 Port Selection .................................................................... 48
Figure 4.1 ICOM Tools program window................................... 48
Figure 4.2 Select Port dialog box .............................................. 48
Figure 4.3 Ports You Select Will Appear in the Selected Port
Checkbox Group ...................................................... 49
Figure 4.4 Figure 4.4: ICOM Tools User Interface .................... 49
4.4.2 Configuring a Port....................................................................... 50
Figure 4.5 Test Information on the Performance Listing Area... 50
Figure 4.6 Test Information on the Performance Listing Area... 51
4.4.3 Close Port ................................................................................... 51
4.4.4 Exit the ICOM Tools utility .......................................................... 51
Messages on Status Bar and Message Logo Area................................. 51
4.5.1 Status Bar Messages.................................................................. 51
4.5.2 Message Logo Messages........................................................... 52
3.3
3.4
3.5
4.4
4.5
Appendix 5
Pin Assignments and Wiring ........... 53
5.1
Pin assignments...................................................................................... 54
5.1.1 PCI-1601A/B, PCI-1602.............................................................. 54
Table 5.1: PCI-1601A/B and PCI-1602 Male DB9 on bracket... 54
5.1.2 PCI-1602UP................................................................................ 54
Table 5.2: PCI-1602UP Male DB9 on cable.............................. 54
Table 5.3: PCI-1602UP Female DB25 on bracket .................... 55
5.1.3 PCI-1603..................................................................................... 55
Table 5.4: PCI-1603 Male DB9 on bracket................................ 55
5.1.4 PCI-1604UP................................................................................ 56
Table 5.5: PCI-1604UP Male DB9 on cable.............................. 56
Table 5.6: PCI-1604UP Female DB25 on bracket .................... 56
5.1.5 PCI-1610A/B/C ........................................................................... 57
Table 5.7: PCI-1610A/B/C Male DB9 on cable ......................... 57
Table 5.8: PCI-1610A/B/C Male DB25 on cable ....................... 57
Table 5.9: PCI-1610A/B/C Female DB37 on bracket ................ 58
5.1.6 PCI-1612A/B/C ........................................................................... 59
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Table 5.10: PCI-1612A/B/C Male DB9 on cable.......................... 59
Table 5.11: PCI-1612A/B/C Male DB25 on cable....................... 59
Table 5.12: PCI-1612A/B/C Female DB37 on bracket ................ 60
5.1.7 PCI-1620A/B, PCIe-1620A/B and PCIe-1622A/B ....................... 61
Table 5.13: PCI-1620A/B, PCIe-1620A/B and PCIe-1622A/B Female DB62 on bracket .............................................. 61
Table 5.15: PCI-1620A/B/C, PCIe-1620A/B, and PCIe-1622A/B
Male DB25 on cable ................................................. 62
Table 5.14: PCI-1620A/B/C, PCIe-1620A/B, and PCIe-1622A/B
Male DB9 on cable ................................................... 62
5.1.8 PCI-1622A/B/C ........................................................................... 62
Table 5.16: PCI-1622A/B/C Male DB9 on cable......................... 62
Table 5.17: PCI-1622A/B/C Female DB78 on bracket ................ 63
Wiring ...................................................................................................... 64
5.2.1 5.2.1 RS-232 Signal Wiring......................................................... 64
Table 5.18: Terminal or PC (DTE) Connections.......................... 64
Table 5.19: Modem Connections................................................. 64
Table 5.20: Terminal without Handshake .................................... 65
5.2.2 RS-422 Signal Wiring.................................................................. 65
Table 5.21: RS-422 DB9 Pin Assignment ................................... 65
5.2.3 RS-485 Signal Wiring.................................................................. 66
Figure 5.1 RS-485 Wiring Topology .......................................... 66
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Chapter
1
Introduction
1
1.1 Description
1.1.1 PCI Bus
The PCI Bus is a high-performance bus that provides a processor-independent data
path between the CPU and high-speed peripherals. PCI is a robust inter-connect
mechanism designed specifically to accommodate multiple high performance peripherals for series communication, SCSI, LAN, etc.
Advantech serial communication card leverages the “Plug and Play” capability
defined in the PCI 2.1/2.2 bus specification. The board requires only one PCI slot
within the personal computer and provides independent serial channels. All channels
are addressed in a continuous 32 byte I/O block for simplified software access. And,
all channels may also share one PCI interrupt. An interrupt status register is available
for determining the interrupt source.
The Advantech PCI communication card comes standard, containing deeper FIFOs
than serial port. These upgraded FIFOs greatly reduce CPU overhead and are an
ideal choice for heavy multitasking environments.
1.1.2 PCI Express Bus
The PCI Express Bus is a high-speed, scalable I/O serial bus technology that is standard designed to replace earlier PCI bus. Thus, PCI Express has numerous improvements such as higher maximum system bus throughput, less I/O pin, more detailed
error detection and reporting mechanism, and smaller physical footprint. Although, at
the hardware level, PCI slots and PCIe slots are not interchangeable, at the software
level, PCI Express preserves compatibility with PCI device drivers and OS.
PCI Express is a point-to-point connection, which means it does not share bandwidth
but communicates directly with devices via a switch that directs data flow. By adding
more lanes, scalable features can be achieved for greater bandwidth.
The PCIe link between PC and other devices can consist of 1 to 32 lanes. These
numbers indicate the number of lanes you wish to have. For example, PCIe x16 has
16 lanes.
1.2 Features
PCI Card Features
 PCI Specification 2.1/2.2 compliant
 Speeds up to 921.6 kbps
 UARTs with 128-byte FIFOs standard
 I/O address automatically assigned by PCI plug-and play
 Operating systems supported: 32-bit/64bit Windows 2K/Vista/XP/7, Windows
CE5.0/6.0, Linux and QNX
 Optional surge protection
 Optional isolation protection for RS-232/422/485
 Interrupt status register for increased performance
 Space reserved for termination resistors
 Automatic RS-485 data flow control
 Utility-ICOM Tools
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1.3.1 Bus Interface
The following table indicates models that three of bus specifications are compliant
for.

Bus interface

Models
PCI bus specification 2.1
PCI-1601A/B, PCI-1602
PCI-1610A/B, PCI-1612A/B
PCI-1620A/B
PCI bus specification 2.2
PCI-1602UP, PCI-1603, PCI-1604UP
PCI-1610C, PCI-1612C
PCI-1622C
PCI Express bus specifications
1.0
PCIe-1620A/B, PCIe-1622A/B
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IRQ: All ports use the same IRQ assigned by PCI/ PCIe Plug-and-Play
Data bits: 5, 6, 7, 8
Stop bits: 1, 1.5, 2
Parity: None, Even, Odd, Mark and Space

Speed (bps):
Model
PCI-1603
Mode
Speed (bps)
RS-232
50bps~230.4kbps
Current Loop
50bps~57.6kbps
PCI Series
A level
(depending on protection functions) B/C level
PCI Express Series
A level
(depending on protection functions) B level
50~921.6kbps
50bps~230.4kbps
50~921.6kbps
50bps~230.4kbps
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1.3 Specifications
Chapter 1
PCI Express Card Features
 PCI Express x1 compliant
 Speeds up to 921.6 kbps for extremely fast data transmission
 Supports any baud rate with high precision
 8 x RS-232 or RS- 232/422/485 ports
 Drivers for Windows 2K/Vista/XP/7, and Linux
 UARTs with 128-byte FIFO, hardware and software flow control
 Utility-ICOM Tools

Data Signals:
Table 1.1: Data Signals
Communication Interfaces
Bus Interface
Ports
Current RS-232
Loop
RS-422
RS-485
Universal Low-Profile PCI PCI-1602UP
2
-
-
V **
V
PCI-1604UP
2
-
V*
-
-
PCI-1601A/B
2
-
-
V
V
Universal PCI
PCI Express
Model Name
PCI-1602
2
-
-
V
V
PCI-1603
2
V
V*
-
-
PCI-1610A/B/C
4
-
V*
-
-
PCI-1612A/B/C
4
-
V
V
V
PCI-1620A/B
8
-
V
-
-
PCIe-1622A/B/C 8
-
-
V
V
PCIe-1620A/B
8
-
V
-
-
PCIe-1622A/B
8
-
V
V
V
1. RS-232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
2. RS-422: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, RTS+, RTS-, CTS+, CTS3. RS-485: Data+, Data-, GND
4. Current loop: Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx* TxD, RxD, Rx+, Rx-, RTS+, RTS-, CTS+, CTS-, GND, RI (for PCI-1603, PCI-1604UP,
PCI-1610A/ B/C_RS-232)
** TxD, RxD, Rx+, Rx-, RTS+, RTS-, CTS+, CTS-, GND (for PCI-1602UP_RS-422)

Dimensions
Size
Model
170 x 110 mm
PCIe-1620A/B, PCIe-1622A/B
185 x 100 mm
PCI-1610C, PCI-1612A/B/C, PCI-1620A/B, and PCI-1622C
123 x 92 mm
PCI-1601A/ B, PCI-1602, PCI-1603, and PCI-1610A /B
119.91x 64.41mm
(Low Profile PCI MD1)
PCI-1602UP, and PCI-1604UP
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Power Consumption
Table 1.2: Power Consumption
Model
Typical
Max
PCI-1601A/B
220 mA(+5V)
270 mA(+5V)
PCI-1602
250 mA(+5V)
300 mA(+5V)
PCI-1602UP
-
300 mA(+5V)
PCI-1603
250 mA(+5V)
300 mA(+5V)
-
300 mA(+5V)
PCI-1610A/B
60 mA(+12V)
150 mA(+5V)
80 mA(+12V)
180 mA(+5V)
PCI-1610C
-
750 mA(+5V
PCI-1612A/B
270 mA(+5V)
338 mA(+5V
PCI-1612C
758 mA(+5V)
803 mA(+5V
PCI-1620A/B
114mA(+12V)
200mA(5V)
150 mA(+12V)
260 mA(+5V)
PCI-1622A/B
280mA(5V)
350 mA(+5V)
PCI-1622C
-
600 mA(+12V)
PCIe-1620A/B
282.66mA(+3.3V)
537 mA(+3.3V)
PCIe-1622A/B
482.66mA(+3.3V)
2057 mA(+3.3V)
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






Operating Temperature: 0~ 65°C (32~149°F) (See IEC 68-2-1, 2),
Operating Humidity: 5 ~ 95% Relative Humidity, non-condensing (IEC 68-2-3)
Storage Temperature: -25 ~ 85°C (-13~185°F)
Current-loop Interface: Signal Driver/receiver: 6N136/ Signals: TxD+, TxD-,
RxD+, RxDCurrent Value: 20mA (Standard)
Mode: Asynchronous, full duplex
Baud-rate: 50 ~ 57600 bps
Transmission Distance: 1000 m
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PCI-1604UP
Chapter 1
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1.3.2 Ordering Information
Table 1.3: Model List
Product
Description
PCI-1601A
2-port RS-422/485 PCI Comm. Card
PCI-1601B
2-port RS-422/485 PCI Comm. Card w/Surge
PCI-1602
2-port RS-422/485 PCI Comm. Card w/Isolation
PCI-1602UP
2-port RS-422/485 Low Profile PCI Comm. Card w/Surge + Isolation
PCI-1603
2-port RS-232 PCI Comm. Card w/Isolation
PCI-1604UP
2-port RS-232 Low Profile PCI Comm. Card w/Surge + Isolation
PCI-1610A
4-port RS-232 PCI Comm. Card
PCI-1610B
4-port RS-232 PCI Comm. Card w/Surge
PCI-1610C
4-port RS-232 UPCI Comm. Card w/Surge + Isolation
PCI-1612A
4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Comm. Card
PCI-1612B
4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Comm. Card w/Surge
PCI-1612C
4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Comm. Card w/Surge + Isolation
PCI-1620A
8-port RS-232 PCI Comm. Card
PCI-1620B
8-port RS-232 PCI Comm. Card w/Surge
PCI-1622A
8-port RS-422/485 PCI Comm. Card
PCI-1622B
8-port RS-422/485 PCI Comm. Card w/Surge
PCI-1622C
8-port RS-422/485 PCI Comm. Card w/Surge + Isolation
PCIe-1620A
8-port RS-232 PCI-express PCI Comm. Card
PCIe-1620B
8-port RS-232 PCI Comm. Card w/Surge
PCIe-1622A
8-port RS-232 PCI-express PCI Comm. Card
PCIe-1622B
8-port Serial PCI-express UPCI Comm. Cardw/Surge
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Model Name
PCI-1601
Form Factor
**All are
Universal
architecture.
B
-
1000VDC
-
-
2500VDC
1000VDC
2500VDC
PCIe-1620
PCIe-1622
RS-422/485
Low-Profile
Universal
2
-
RS-232/Current Loop
-
2500VDC
Low-Profile
Universal
RS-232
1000VDC
2500VDC
-
-
1000VDC
-
1000VDC
2500VDC
-
-
1000VDC
-
1000VDC
2500VDC
A
-
B
-
C
-
A
-
B
-
C
-
RS-232
4
RS-232/422/485
-
-
1000VDC
-
-
-
-
-
1000VDC
-
1000VDC
2500VDC
A
-
B
-
A
B
C
-
A
-
B
-
A
-
B
-
RS-232
RS-422/485
8
RS-232
RS-232/422/485
-
-
1000VDC
-
-
-
1000VDC
-
1.3.2.1 Accessories
 OPT4A-AE: 30cm Male DB-37 to 4xMale DB9 Cable
 OPT8C-AE: 1M Male DB-62 to 8xMale DB-25 Cable
 OPT8H-AE: 1M Male DB-62 to 8xMale DB-9 Cable
 OPT8J-AE: 1M Male DB-78 to 8xMale DB-9 Cable
 OPT8HP: 1M double shield DB-62 to 8XDB-9 Cable
 OPT8AP-AE: 8 port RS-232(DCE) ConnectionBox W/(F)DB25 CONN.
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PCI-1604UP
PCI-1622
Isolation
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PCI-1603
PCI-1620
Protection
Surge
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PCI-1602UP
PCI-1612
Comm. Interface
Support
A
PCI-1602
PCI-1610
Ports
Chapter 1
Table 1.4: PCI/ PCIe Communication Cards Selection Guide
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Chapter
2
Hardware
Configuration
2
2.1 Initial Inspection
1. PCI/ PCI Express Communication card
2. ICOM CD-ROM including:
a. User manual
b. Industrial Communication Driver
c. Utility tool
We carefully inspect our PCI/ PCI Express communication card mechanically and
electrically before shipping. It should be free of marks and scratches and in perfect
working condition on receipt.
As you unpack, check for any signs of
shipping damage (damaged box, scratches, dents, etc.). Should any damage is
found or it fail to meet specifications, please notify our service department or your
local sales representative immediately. Also the carrier should be notified. Retain the
shipping carton and packing material for further inspections by the carrier.
After inspection we will make arrangements to repair or replace the unit.
When you handle the communication card, remove it from its
protective packaging by grasping the rear metal panel. Keep the anti-vibration packaging for further storage, as the card was removed from the PC.
Warning! Discharge your body’s static electric charge by touching the back of the
grounded chassis of the system unit (metal) before handling the board.
You should avoid contact with materials that hold a static charge such
as plastic, vinyl and styrofoam. Handle the board only by its edges to
avoid static damage to its integrated circuits. Avoid touching the
exposed circuit connectors. We also recommend that you use a
grounded wrist strap and place the card on a static dissipative mat
whenever you work with it.
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Figure 2.2 PCI-1602 Silk Screen
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Figure 2.1 PCI-1601A/B Silk Screen
Chapter 2
2.2 Jumper and Switch Locations
Figure 2.3 PCI-1602UP Silk Screen
Figure 2.4 PCI-1603 Silk Screen
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Figure 2.6 PCI-1610A/B, PCI-1612A/B Silk Screen
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Figure 2.5 PCI-1604UP Silk Screen
Figure 2.7 PCI-1610/1612C Silk Screen
Figure 2.8 PCI-1620A/B Silk Screen
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Figure 2.10 PCI-1622C Silk Screen
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Figure 2.9 PCI-1622A/B Silk Screen
Figure 2.11 PCIe-1620A/B Silk Screen
Figure 2.12 PCIe-1622A/B Silk Screen
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This section tells how to set the jumpers to configure your card. It gives the card
default configuration and your options for each jumper.
2.3.1 How to Set Jumpers
Figure 2.13 How to Set Jumpers
2.3.2 Default Settings
The board is shipped with default settings. If you need to change these settings, however, see the following sections. Otherwise, you can simply install the card.
Table 2.1: PCI-1601/1602/1612/1622 and PCIe-1622 Settings
Model
Specifications
Default Enable
Setting Mode
PCI-1601/1602
RS-422/485
RS-422* Auto
PCI-1603
RS-232/Current loop
RS-232 N/A
PCI-1610
RS-232
RS-232 N/A
PCI-1612
RS-233/422/485
RS-422* Auto
PCIe-1622
RS-233/422/485
RS-232* Auto
Remarks
* means jumpers will provided
for terminator use and packed in
PE bag along with the card in
box.
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You configure your card to match the needs of your application by setting jumpers. A
jumper is the simplest kind of electric switch. It consists of two metal pins and a small
metal clip (often protected by a plastic cover) that slides over the pins to connect
them. To “close” a jumper you connect the pins with the clip. To “open” a jumper you
remove the clip.
Sometimes a jumper will have three pins, labeled 1, 2 and 3. In this case you would
connect either pins 1 and 2 or 2 and 3.
You may find a pair of needle-nose pliers useful for setting the jumpers.
If you have any doubts about the best hardware configuration for your application,
contact your local distributor or sales representative before you make any changes.
Chapter 2
2.3 Jumper Settings
2.3.2.1 PCI-1603
The board will be shipped in the RS-232 mode, passive Rx and active Tx. On the
10*2 pin jumper groups (JP2 & JP4)— A, B, C, D and E are set to RS-232 transmission mode. On the 6*2 pin jumper groups (JP3 & JP5)—C, D and E are set to passive
Rx and active Tx. They are the card default settings.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
B
C
D
E
F
I
J
JP2 & JP4
A
JP3 & JP5
Figure 2.14 PCI-1603 Default Settings
2.3.3 Mode Selection by Jumper/DIP Settings
2.3.3.1 RS-232/422/485 Selection (for PCI-1612A/B/C)
(RS-232 Selection compatible for PCI-1610A/B/C)
Should you wish to configure the PCI-1612A/B/C to operate in the RS-232 mode, the
bottom two pins of the 12*3 pin jumper should be connected. For RS-422/ RS-485
mode selection, the upper two pins of the 12*3 pin jumper should be connected, and
two pins of the 13th pin jumper should be connected for only PCI-1612A/B cases, as
shown below.
Figure 2.15 PCI-1612 Series RS-232/422/485 Selection
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2.3.3.3 RS-422/485 Selection (for PCI-1601A/B/1602/1602UP)
You can set each port individually for either RS-422 (the default) or RS-485 operation.See section 2.2 “Jumper and Switch Locations” for help to locate the jumpers.
RS-422
RS-485
Figure 2.17 RS-422/485 Selection by Jumper Setting
2.3.3.4 PCI-1603 RS-232/Current-loop Mode Selection
For RS-232 mode operations, the jumpers will be set as the default mode. The jumpers on the 10*2 pin jumper must be set to A, B, C, D and E.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
Figure 2.18 PCI-1603 RS-232 Mode Jumper Setting
To enable the channel to operate in the current-loop mode, you should set F, G, H, I
and J on the 10*2 pin jumpers.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
Figure 2.19 PCI-1603 Current-loop Mode Jumper Setting
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Figure 2.16 PCIe-1622 Series RS-232/422/485 Selection
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2.3.3.2 RS-232/422/485 Selection (for PCIe-1622A/B)
Should you wish to configure the PCIe-1622A/B to operate in the RS-232 or RS422/
RS-485 mode, you will locate jumpers at CN10 to CN17 to make connection as
shown below.
Then decide which mode the Tx and Rx will operate in. The options are active or passive. In the active mode, the Tx or Rx will generate the current requirement for data
transfer over the link. In the passive mode, the current is generated by the card at the
other end of the link.
A and B are set to be active Rx, and E is set to be active Tx.
Figure 2.20 Active Mode Jumper Setting
C and D are set to be passive Rx, and F is set to be passive Tx.
Figure 2.21 Passive Mode Jumper Setting
You may configure both Tx and Rx on one port to operate in the same mode, or you
can configure each Tx and Rx on one port to operate in different modes.
If you set PCI-1603 to the current-loop mode, plug the card to your device and turn
on the device, both LEDs Rx1 and Rx2 on top corner of PCI-1603 board are lighten,
indicating that current-loop mode is enabled!
Note!
When either channel is configured in the RS-232 mode, the two associated Tx/Rx active/passive jumpers will be inoperable.
2.3.3.5 Enable mode selection
You set the Enable mode using two, four or eight position DIP switches, one for each
port. If the switches are set to "AUTO", the driver automatically senses the direction
of the data flow and switches the direction of transmission. No handshaking is necessary.
If DIP switches are set to “On”, the driver is always enabled, and always in high or
low status. The user must select a mode before beginning RS- 422 applications.
Table 2.2: Enable Mode Selection
Mode
Switch Position
RS-485
AUTO
RS-422_Master
ON
MS-422_Slave
AUTO
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Especially in fields with serious electric noise, installing terminal resistors is helpful to
stabilize communications. Make sure that both sides of the RS-485 communication
ports are installed on BUS. See details in Chapter 5.2.2 and 5.2.3.
120Ω
300Ω
300Ω
Figure 2.23 Resistor Selection (for PCI-1602 and PCIe-1622 series)
2.4 Card Installation
Note!
We strongly recommend that you install the software driver before you install the
hardware into your system, since this will guarantee a smooth and trouble-free
installation process.
Turn off your PC’s power supply whenever you install or remove the PCI/PCIe
communication card or its cables. Static electricity can easily damage computer
equipment. Ground yourself by touching the chassis of the computer (metal)
before you touch any boards. See the static warning on Ch.2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Install the driver; see chapter 3.1 and chapter 3.2.
Turn off the computer and all peripheral devices (such as printers and monitors).
Disconnect the power cord and any other cables from the back of the computer.
Remove the PC’s cover (refer to your user’s guide if necessary).
Install and plug the PCI/PCIe communication card on your PCI/PCIe BUS.
Replace the PC’s cover. Connect the cables you removed in step 3.
Turn the computer power on.
Driver will install PCI/PCIe Communication card automatically, see chapter 3.3
and 3.4 and 3.5.
9. Test your COM port and verify if COM port could work normally, see chapter 4.
10. Refer to the pin assignment and cabling for further information, see chapter 5.
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Figure 2.22 Resistor Selection (for PCI-1612/1622 series)
120Ω
Chapter 2
2.3.3.6 Terminator setup (for PCI-1601/1602/1612/1622)
You can install terminator resistors if necessary to match impedance. Each signal line
(Tx, Rx) has a separate resistor.
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Chapter
3
Driver Setup &
Installation
3
3.1 Introduction
This chapter describes the driver installation, configuration and removal procedures
for the for the afore mentioned Windows operating system. We strongly recommend
that you install the software driver before you install the hardware into your system,
since this will guarantee a smooth and trouble-free installation process.
3.2 Driver Setup
Windows operating system supports COM1 to COM256, meaning up to 256 serial
ports. In order to fully utilize the advanced features of Windows operating system,
such as multiprocess and multithread, pure 32-bit Windows 2K/XP/Vista/7 and others, as afore indicated, device drivers are provided for the PCI/PCIe communication
cards. All these drivers conform to the Win32 COMM API standard.
3.2.1
Steps for Operating System Driver Setup
Before you install the card into your system, we recommend you install the driver
first. Follow the steps below for the PCI/PCIe communication cards' windows operating system driver installation.
1. Insert your companion CD-ROM disc into your CD-ROM drive.
2. The driver setup program will be launched automatically. If the auto-play function is not enabled on your system, use Windows Explorer or the Windows Run
command to execute autorun.exe on the companion CD-ROM.
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4.
Click the Continue button and the catalogue select page appears. Then click the
Installation button for installation.
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After the setup program is launched, you’ll see the following Screen.
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3.
5.
Choose the driver you want to install, then click the hyperlink.
6.
Click Next to continue installation.
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8.
Just click Next to accept the default installation folder, or you can specify a
folder by clicking the Browse button.
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Type user name and company name, then click Next.
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7.
9.
Select a program folder or type a new folder name.
10. Click Back to review or change your setting, or click Next to begin copying files.
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11. Perform the requested operations and select Finish.
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3.3 Reboot System after Operating System Driver
Setup
3.3.1 PCI/PCIe UARTs Device Driver Installation
1.
When you reboot your system, Windows operating system will recognize your
card devices and will automatically search for the device driver for UARTs as
shown in the following dialog box.
2.
Choose “Search for the best driver for your device” radio button, and click Next.
3.
You don’t have to choose the location of the device driver program, since it is
already installed on your system. Click Next to proceed.
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5.
The driver installation is complete. Click Finish.
3.3.2 PCI Bridge Device Driver Installation
After the UARTs device driver has been installed, Windows operating system will recognize the PCI/PCIe Bridge device and automatically install the device driver for PCI/
PCIe Bridge.
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Windows 98/2000/XP has found the driver location and is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
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4.
3.4 Verify your Operating System Driver Setup
After you have installed your card, go to Control Panel/System/Device Manager to
look for the Device Name that will appear after you have installed the driver.
Note!
If your device has not been properly installed, there will be an exclamation mark (!) on the device name to indicate a conflicting device. If this is
the case, just remove that device and start the driver installation process
all over again.
You can also check the COM Port properties by double-clicking the specific com port
device configuration you want to see. On the Properties sheet, select the specific
tabs to see relevant information.
On the General tab, you can see whether the device is working properly. If your
device functions normally, you can see a message under the Device status box, stating “This device is working properly”.
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On the Settings tab, you can view relevant information about that specific port, as you
can see in the figures below.
Driver Setup & Installation
If you want to configure FIFO Properties, select the FIFOs tab. On the tab, you can
see the relevant FIFO configurations. We recommend you use the default settings.
However, you can set the configurations manually according to your preferences. If
you want to restore the default settings, just click the Restore Default button.
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3.5 Configuring Serial Devices for Operating
System
After your serial devices have been properly installed in your system, you can now
proceed to configure your serial devices according to the following
steps:
1. Access Control Panel/System
2.
Select Device Manager tab on the System Properties sheet.
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Click the plus sign (+) on the right of the ADSPCIUART device category to
expand it. As shown on the figure below, you can see Advantech PCI/PCIe
UARTs and Advantech PCI Bridge device names listed under the device category.
1.
Double-click the Advantech PCI/PCIe UARTs device to evoke its Properties
page, and then select the Resource tab on the Properties page to look up or
configure the current settings of the PCI/PCIe UARTs device.
2.
After you have made the necessary changes or if you are just satisfied with the
default settings, click OK to accept. If you want to cancel the configuration, click
Cancel.
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3.5.1 Configuring a PCI UARTs Device
Chapter 3
3.
3.5.2 Configuring a PCI Bridge Device
Double-click the Advantech PCI Bridge device to evoke its Properties page, and then
select the Resources tab on the Properties page to look up or configure the current
configuration of the PCI Bridge device to make sure there are no conflicting devices.
Click other tabs to look up or configure the device.
Note!
The Input/Output Range information is helpful to recognize the communication port attached to the device.
After you have made necessary changes or if you are satisfied with the default settings, click OK to accept. If you want to cancel the configuration, just click Cancel.
3.5.3 Configuring Ports
The ports will be configured automatically, so you don’t need to do anything.
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Access Control Panel/System to bring up the System Properties window.
2.
Select the Device Manager tab.
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3.
Click the plus sign (+) on the left of the Ports (COM & LPT) device category to
expand it. Select the specific “Advantech PCI communication port” you want to
remove, and click the Remove button to remove the device you had selected.
4.
The following dialog box will appear to prompt you again to make sure you really
want to remove the device from your system.
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Click the plus sign (+) on the left of the ADSPCIUART device category to
expand it, and select the Advantech PCI UARTs or Advantech PCI Bridge you
want to remove.
6.
You must remove all used ports settings and device settings before you
remove the device, or there may be a mistake in the port setting when
you install another card.
Click the Remove button and the following dialog boxes appear to prompt you
whether you really want to remove the device.
Note!
We recommend you to remove the original device before installing
another model of Advantech PCI ICOM series device in the same PCI
slot.
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Note!
Chapter 3
5.
3.7 Driver Uninstall
1.
Insert the ICOM CD and click the driver you want to uninstall.
2.
Choose “Modify” radio button if you want to save another driver. Or choose
“Remove” radio button to remove all installed components.
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Click “Finish” button to complete the uninstall.
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Chapter
4
ICOM Tools
4
4.1 Introduction
Advantech ICOM Tools is a convenient utility that has been designed to help you test
the performance of ICOM cards through analyzing the port status. It features an easy
to use graphical user interface that will soon make you familiar with testing via menu
commands and toolbar buttons.
Advantech ICOM Tools is applicable to all series of Advantech ICOM cards, and can
even be used with other third-party ICOM cards. It is included for free on the diskette
or on the companion CD-ROM with all Advantech Industrial Communication cards.
4.2 Installation
To begin installation, double-click the ICOM_Tools.exe program icon in the Tools
folder or click the Advantech ICOM Utility hyperlink in the installation window to
launch the ICOM Tools setup program. The setup program will copy the program files
to the destination folder you choose or to the default installation path (i.e. C:\Program
Files\Advantech\ICOM Tools). A program folder will be created in your Start/Programs menu. (Later you can just access the program through Start/Program/Advantech PCI Comm Tools/COM Examine Tool)
4.3 User Interface of ICOM Tools
4.3.1 Menu Bar
On the Menu Bar you can select various menu commands to perform port-testing
functions. You can also use the short-cut keys.
Port Submenu
Select: Select the ports you want to configure
Setup: Setup the configuration of a specific port
Close: Close a specific port
Run: Run the test on a specific port
Stop: Stop the test on a specific port
All Ports Submenu
Setup: Setup the configurations of all ports
Run: Run the test on all ports
Stop: Stop the test on all ports
Help Submenu Access Online help
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Using the Tool Bar buttons is a more intuitive way to implement the
functions of ICOM Tools.
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4.3.2 Tool Bar
Port Select: Selects the port(s) you want to perform testing on
Port Close: Closes the port you have selected
Port Run: Runs the port test on the port you have selected
Port Stop: Stops the port test on the port you have selected
All Ports Setup: Sets up the configuration of all ports not running test
All Ports Run: Runs test on all ports
All Ports Stop: Stops test on all ports
Clear Message: Clears messages on Message Logo area and the Rx length
information on the Performance Listing area
4.3.3 Com Port Tab
Each Com Port tab represents a specific port you have selected for test and configuration. On the tab, you can see the Transfer Mode, Port Status, and Message Logo
area.
Transfer Modes
You can specify the transfer mode to be Normal, loopback (active) or loopback (passive).
Normal—allows data to be transmitted and received simultaneously. The data reception rate is helpful in identifying the performance of a communication card installed on
your system.
Loopback- In loopback mode a series of special data will be transmitted, which are
expected to appear on the receiving end. Using the loopback mode, you can check
the integrity of received data and find whether any error occurred on the transmission
line. The active loopback and passive loopback must work in pair to enable the loopback mode. When a port operates as active loopback mode, it will send data first and
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Port Setup: Sets up configuration of the port you have selected
receive data later. Another port, which operates as passive loopback, will retransmit
any received data on the Rx line and then send these data onto the Tx line. These
two modes will form a logical loop and help to verify the integrity of data transmitted
over the communication link.
4.3.4 Port Status
DTR (data-terminal-ready)
DSR (data-set-ready)
RTS (request-to-send)
CTS (clear-to-send)
CD (carrier-detect)
For RS-232 specifications, DTR and RTS are for output signals and can be toggled
on and off by double-clicking the labels (such as DTR, DSR, RTS, CTS, CD) under
the red/green marks. However, if you are using RTS/CTS for flow control to run the
test, you will see the RTS mark appear in black. This indicates that the RTS can no
longer be toggled on/ off since it is controlled by driver itself.
A black mark represents that the function is controlled by the driver itself and therefore not controllable by software.
4.3.5 Message Logo
On the Message Logo area, you can see the relevant messages about the port(s)
you have selected.
For information about specific messages in this area, please refer to Section 4.5,
Messages on the Status Bar and Message Logo area.
4.3.6 Tx Slide Bar
The Tx Slide Bar allows you to control the overall system loading. You can adjust the
transmission rate of your port(s) from 0% to 100%. Just drag the slide button along
the track to adjust the transmission rate.
4.3.7 Performance Listing Area
On the performance listing area, you can see the relevant information, such as Rx
Length (received packet byte length), Bytes/Sec (transmission rate) and Last Abnormal Status of each port running a test.
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4.3.8 Status Bar
The Status Bar is where you can glimpse the current information of the port you have
selected. The Status Bar indicates whether the port is READY, RUNNING, BUSY or
STOPPED, N/A PORT and the configuration information such as baud rate, data bit,
stop bit, parity bit and flow control (represented as 1200 N 8 1 None) settings. Also
we can see the duration of the test in hh:mm:ss format on the right.
For information about specific messages on this area, please refer to Section 4.5,
Messages on the Status Bar and Message Logo area.
4.4 4.4 Using the ICOM Tools Utility
To launch the ICOM Tools testing utility, access Start/Programs/Advantech PCI
Comm Tools/COM Examine Tools to start the port testing utility.
4.4.1 4.4.1 Port Selection
Follow the steps below to make your port selection:
1. Launch ICOM Tools. You will first see the Program Window such as Figure 4.1.
Since you haven’t selected any port for testing yet, all you can see now is a
blank window area.
2.
Figure 4.1 ICOM Tools program window
Select the port(s) you want to test by the Port/Select menu command or by
clicking the Port Select button on the Toolbar, and a dialog box such as Fig. 2
will appear.
Figure 4.2 Select Port dialog box
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Figure 4.4 Figure 4.4: ICOM Tools User Interface
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Figure 4.3 Ports You Select Will Appear in the Selected Port Checkbox Group
Click OK to bring up the ICOM Tools User Interface such as below:
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Select the port(s) you want to perform test on from the checkboxes next to each
COM port. You can either click the checkbox or double-click the name(s) of the
port(s) to select/deselect port(s) to perform the test on. The port(s) you selected will
immediately appear in the Selected Port field.
4.4.2 Configuring a Port
You can choose to configure a specific port (or to configure all ports) before running
your test. Just click a Com Port Tab to select the port you want to configure, and then
click the Port Setup
button or use the Port/Setup menu command (or if you want
to configure all ports at once, just click the All Ports Setup
button or access the
All Ports/Setup menu command) to bring up the Configure Port dialog box such as
below.
Figure 4.5 Test Information on the Performance Listing Area
In the Configure Port dialog box, you can configure the Baud Rate, Data bits, Parity,
Stop Bits and the flow control mode for that specific port (or for all ports). After you
have configured all the settings you want to change, click OK to make this configuration active.
Note!
When using All Ports Setup button or All Ports/ Setup
menu command to configure settings for all ports, you must take care to stop any
ports
that are running test in order to configure them. If you do not stop the
test running on a specific port, it won’t be configured at all. That is, you
get to configure only the ports that have been stopped.
Run the Test
After you have completed the configuration of the port(s), you can now start the test
on the port you have selected by clicking the Run
button or accessing the Port/
Run menu command (or you want to run all ports at once, just click the All Ports
Run
button or access All Ports/Run menu command).
Once the test is started, you can see relevant test information of port performance on
the performance listing area.
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Port
Rx length
Bytes/Sec
Last Abnormal Status
The com port number
Received packet length in bytes
Transmission rate in Bytes/Sec
Last abnormal status
Stop the Test
If you want to stop the test on a specific port, just click Port Stop
button or access
Port/Stop menu command (or if you want to stop test on all ports, just click All Ports
Stop
button or access All Ports/Stop menu command).
You can restart the test by clicking the Run
button or accessing the Port/Run
menu command (or if you want to run all ports at once, just click the All Ports Run
button or access All Ports/Run menu command).
4.4.3 Close Port
If you want to close a port, just select the Com Port tab and click Port Close button
or access Port/Close menu command to close the port.
4.4.4 Exit the ICOM Tools utility
To exit the ICOM Tools utility, simply access Port/Exit menu command or click the
Close button on the upper right corner of the program window.
4.5 Messages on Status Bar and Message Logo
Area
Messages appearing on the Status Bar and Message Logo area are helpful in understanding specific information of your system settings and performance.
4.5.1 Status Bar Messages
BUSY: the port is currently used by another application.
FAIL: the configuration parameters are not accepted by the port
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Figure 4.6 Test Information on the Performance Listing Area
The Performance Listing Area
N/A PORT: the port is not available in the system
READY: the port is ready to run or to be configured.
RUNNING: the test is running on the port
STOPPED: the test running on the port has been stopped by the user
4.5.2 Message Logo Messages
Port Opened: The user has opened the port
Port Setup Fail: The user has set up the port configuration with parameters that are
either incorrect or unsupported.
Port Running: The port is running a test
Port Stopped: The test is stopped on the port
Tx Starting/Tx Stopped: Transmitting starting/transmitting stop
Rx Starting/Rx Stopped: Receiving starting/receiving stop
Break Error: A break event has been detected on the port
Framing Error: A timing error (i.e. from start bit to stop bit) has been detected on the
port
Port I/O Error: An incorrect I/O event has been detected on the port
Rx Overrun: Received data has been overwritten before being processed
Rx Buffer Full Error: The buffer on the receiving end is saturated so that newly
arrived data are ignored
Tx Buffer Full Error: The buffer on the transmitting end is saturated so that the data
transmitted by applications are ignored.
LB Error - %d: Data error is detected in loop back
LB Rx Pending: Loop back mode is waiting for incoming data
Data Setup Error: Parameter error in port configuration
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5
5
Pin Assignments and
Wiring
5.1 Pin assignments
5.1.1 PCI-1601A/B, PCI-1602
The following table and figure shows the pin assignments of two male DB9 connectors on the bracket for PCI-1601A/B and PCI-1602 cards in RS-422 and RS-485
modes.
Table 5.1: PCI-1601A/B and PCI-1602 Male DB9 on bracket
Pin
RS-422
RS-485
1
Tx-
Data-
2
Tx+
Data+
3
Rx+
-
4
Rx-
-
5
GND
GND
6
RTS-
-
7
RTS+
-
8
CTS+
-
9
CTS-
-
1
2
6
3
7
4
8
5
9
5.1.2 PCI-1602UP
The following tables and figures show the pin assignments of 1 female DB25 connector on the bracket to two male DB9 for PCI-1602UP card in RS-422 and RS-485
modes.
Table 5.2: PCI-1602UP Male DB9 on cable
Pin
RS-422
RS-485
1
Tx-
Data-
2
Tx+
Data+
3
Rx+
-
4
Rx-
-
5
GND
GND
6
RTS-
-
7
RTS+
-
8
CTS+
-
9
CTS-
-
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4
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RS-422
RS-485
Pin
RS-422
RS-485
1
2_Tx-
2_Data-
14
2_RTS-
-
2
2_Tx+
2_Data+
15
2_RTS+
-
3
2_Rx+
-
16
2_CTS+
-
4
2_Rx-
-
17
2_CTS-
-
5
2_GND
2_GND
18
-
-
6
-
-
19
-
-
7
-
-
20
-
-
8
-
-
21
-
-
9
1_Tx-
1_Data-
22
1_RTS-
-
10
1_Tx+
1_Data+
23
1_RTS+
-
11
1_Rx+
-
24
1_CTS+
-
25
1_CTS-
-
12
1_Rx-
-
13
1_GND
1_GND
5.1.3 PCI-1603
The following table and figure shows the pin assignments of two male DB9 connectors on the
bracket for PCI-1603 in RS-232 and current loop modes.
Table 5.4: PCI-1603 Male DB9 on bracket
Pin
RS-232
Current Loop
1
DCD
TxD-
2
RxD
TxD+
3
TxD
RxD
4
DTR
RxD-
5
GND
-
6
DSR
-
7
RTS
-
8
CTS
-
10
RI
-
1
2
6
3
7
4
8
5
9
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Table 5.3: PCI-1602UP Female DB25 on bracket
5.1.4 PCI-1604UP
The following tables and figures show the pin assignments of 1 female DB25 connector on the bracket to two male DB9 for PCI-1604UP card in RS-232 modes.
Table 5.5: PCI-1604UP Male DB9 on cable
Pin
RS-232
1
DCD
2
RxD
3
TxD
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
RI
1
2
6
3
7
4
8
5
9
Table 5.6: PCI-1604UP Female DB25 on bracket
Pin
RS-232
Pin
RS-232
1
2_DCD
14
2_DSR
2
2_RxD
15
2_RTS
3
2_TxD
16
2_CTS
4
2_DTR
17
2_RI
5
GND
18
-
6
-
19
-
7
-
20
-
8
-
21
-
9
1_DCD
22
1_DSR
10
1_RxD
23
1_RTS
11
1_TxD
24
1_CTS
12
1_DTR
25
1_RI
13
GND
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The following tables and figures show the pin assignments of 1 female DB37 connector on the bracket to male DB9/DB25 for PCI-1610A/B/C cards in RS-232 modes.
Table 5.7: PCI-1610A/B/C Male DB9 on cable
RS-232
1
DCD
2
RxD
3
TxD
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
10
RI
1
2
6
3
7
4
8
5
9
Table 5.8: PCI-1610A/B/C Male DB25 on cable
Pin
RS-232
2
TxD
3
RxD
4
RTS
5
CTS
6
DSR
7
GND
8
DCD
20
DTR
22
RI
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Table 5.9: PCI-1610A/B/C Female DB37 on bracket
Pin
RS-232
Pin
RS-232
1
-
20
3_RI
2
3_DCD
21
3_DTR
3
3_GND
22
3_DSR
4
3_CTS
23
3_RTS
5
3_RxD
24
3_TxD
6
4_RI
25
4_DCD
7
4_DTR
26
4_GND
8
4_DSR
27
4_CTS
9
4_RTS
28
4_RxD
10
4_TxD
29
2_RI
11
2_DCD
30
2_DTR
12
2_GND
31
2_DSR
13
2_CTS
32
2_RTS
14
2_RxD
33
2_TxD
15
1_RI
34
1_DCD
16
1_DTR
35
1_GND
17
1_DSR
36
1_CTS
18
1_RTS
37
1_RxD
19
1_TxD
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The following tables and figures show the pin assignments of 1 female DB37 connector on
the bracket to male DB9/DB26 for the PCI-1612A/B/C cards in RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485
modes.
Table 5.10: PCI-1612A/B/C Male DB9 on cable
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
1
DCD
Tx-
Data-
2
RxD
Tx+
Data+
3
TxD
Rx+
-
4
DTR
Rx-
-
5
GND
GND
GND
6
DSR
RTS-
-
7
RTS
RTS+
-
8
CTS
CTS+
-
10
RI
CTS-
-
1
2
6
3
7
4
8
5
9
Table 5.11: PCI-1612A/B/C Male DB25 on cable
Pin
RS-232
Pin
RS-232
Pin
RS-232
1
1_TxD
16
1_CTS
31
1_DCD
2
1_RxD
17
1_DTR
32
1_RI
3
1_RTS
18
1_DSR
33
1_GND
4
-
19
-
34
-
5
1_TxD
20
2_CTS
35
2_DCD
6
2_RxD
21
2_DTR
36
2_RI
7
2_RTS
22
2_DSR
37
2_GND
8
-
23
-
38
-
9
3_TxD
24
3_CTS
39
3_DCD
10
3_RxD
25
3_DTR
40
3_RI
11
3_RTS
26
3_DSR
41
3_GND
12
-
27
-
13
4_TxD
28
4_CTS
42
4_DCD
14
4_RxD
29
4_DTR
43
4_RI
15
4_RTS
30
4_DSR
44
4_GND
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Table 5.12: PCI-1612A/B/C Female DB37 on bracket
Pin RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Pin
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
1
-
-
-
20
3_RI
3_CTS-
-
2
3_DCD
3_TxD-
3_Data-
21
3_DTR
3_RxD-
-
3
3_GND
3_GND
3_GND
22
3_DSR
3_RTS-
-
4
3_CTS
3_CTS+
-
23
3_RTS
3_RTS+
-
5
3_RxD
3_TxD+
3_Data+
24
3_TxD
3_RxD+
-
6
4_RI
4_CTS-
-
25
4_DCD
4_TxD-
4_Data-
7
4_DTR
4_RxD
-
26
4_GND
4_GND
4_GND
8
4_DSR
4_RTS-
-
27
4_CTS
4_CTS+
-
9
4_RTS
4_RTS+
-
28
4_RxD
4_TxD+
4_Data+
10 4_TxD
4_RxD+
29
2_RI
2_CTS-
-
11
2_DCD
2_TxD-
2_Data-
30
2_DTR
2_RxD-
-
12 2_GND
2_GND
2_GND
31
2_DSR
2_RTS
-
13 2_CTS
2_CTS+
32
2_RTS
2_RTS+
-
14 2_RxD
2_TxD+
2_Data+
33
2_TxD
2_RxD+
-
15 1_RI
1_CTS-
-
34
1_DCD
1_TxD-
1_Data-
16 1_DTR
1_RxD
-
35
1_GND
1_GND
1_GND
17 1_DSR
1_RTS-
-
36
1_CTS
1_CTS+
-
18 1_RTS
1_RTS+
-
37
1_RxD
1_TxD+
1_Data+
19 1_TxD
1_RxD+
+
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The following tables and figures show the pin assignments of 1 female DB62 connector on the bracket to DB9/DB25 for the PCI-1620A/B and PCIe-1620A/B cards.
Table 5.13: PCI-1620A/B, PCIe-1620A/B and PCIe-1622A/B Female DB62
on bracket
RS-232
Pin
RS-232
Pin
RS-232
1
1_TxD
22
1_RxD
43
1_CTS
2
1_DTR
23
1_DSR
44
1_RTS
3
2_RxD
24
1_DCD
45
1_GND
4
2_DSR
25
2_TxD
46
2_CTS
5
2_DCD
26
2_DTR
47
2_RTS
6
3_TxD
27
3_RxD
48
3_CTS
7
3_DTR
28
3_DSR
49
3_RTS
8
4_RxD
29
3_DCD
50
3_GND
9
4_DSR
30
4_TxD
51
4_CTS
10
4_DCD
31
4_DTR
52
4_RTS
11
5_RxD
32
4_GND
53
5_CTS
12
5_DSR
33
5_TxD
54
5_RTS
13
5_DCD
34
5_DTR
55
5_GND
14
6_RxD
35
6_RxD
56
6_CTS
15
6_DTR
36
6_DSR
57
6_RTS
16
7_RxD
37
6_DCD
58
6_GND
17
7_DSR
38
7_TxD
59
7_CTS
18
7_DCD
39
7_DTR
60
7_RTS
19
8_RxD
40
7_GND
61
8_CTS
20
8_DSR
41
8_TxD
62
8_RTS
21
8_DCD
42
8_DTR
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5.1.7 PCI-1620A/B, PCIe-1620A/B and PCIe-1622A/B
Table 5.14: PCI-1620A/B/C, PCIe-1620A/B, and PCIe-1622A/B Male DB9
on cable
Pin
RS-232
1
DCD
2
RxD
3
TxD
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
1
2
6
3
7
4
8
5
9
Table 5.15: PCI-1620A/B/C, PCIe-1620A/B, and PCIe-1622A/B Male
DB25 on cable
Pin
RS-232
1
DCD
2
RxD
3
TxD
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
20
DTR
5.1.8 PCI-1622A/B/C
The following table and figure show the pin assignments of 1 female DB78 connector
on the bracket to DB9/DB25 for the PCI-1622A/B/C cards in RS-422 and RS-485
modes.
Table 5.16: PCI-1622A/B/C Male DB9 on cable
Pin
RS-422
RS-485
1
TxD-
Data-
2
TxD+
Data+
3
RxD+
-
4
RxD-
-
5
GND
GND
6
RTS-
-
7
RTS+
-
8
CTS+
-
9
CTS-
-
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RS-485
Pin
RS-422
RS-485
1
8_GND
8_GND
40
8_TxD-
8_Data-
2
8_RTS-
-
41
8_TxD+
8_Data+
3
8_RTS+
-
42
7_GND
7_GND
4
7_RTS-
-
43
7_TxD-
7_Data-
5
7_RTS+
-
44
7_TxD+
7_Data+
6
8_RTS-
-
45
6_TxD-
6_Data-
7
8_RTS+
-
46
6_TxD+
6_Data+
8
-
-
47
5_GND
5_GND
9
5_RTS-
-
48
5_TxD-
5_Data-
10
5_RTS+
-
49
5_TxD+
5_Data+
11
4_RTS-
-
50
4_TxD-
4_Data-
12
4_RTS+
-
51
4_TxD+
4_Data+
13
-
-
52
3_GND
3_GND
14
3_RTS-
-
53
3_TxD-
3_Data-
15
3_RTS+
-
54
3_TxD+
3_Data+
16
2_RTS-
-
55
2_TxD-
2_Data-
17
2_RTS+
-
56
2_TxD+
2_Data+
18
-
-
57
1_GND
1_GND
19
1_RTS-
-
58
1_TxD-
1_Data-
20
1_RTS+
-
59
1_TxD+
1_Data+
21
8_CTS+
-
60
8_RxD+
-
22
8_CTS-
-
61
8_RxD-
-
23
7_CTS+
-
62
7_RxD+
-
24
7_CTS-
-
63
7_RxD-
-
25
-
-
64
6_GND
6_GND
26
6_CTS+
-
65
6_RxD+
-
27
6_RTS-
-
66
6_RxD-
-
28
5_CTS+
-
67
5_RxD+
-
29
5_CTS-
-
68
5_RxD-
-
30
-
-
69
4_GND
4_GND
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Table 5.17: PCI-1622A/B/C Female DB78 on bracket
5.2 Wiring
5.2.1 5.2.1 RS-232 Signal Wiring
Since the RS-232 interface is not strictly defined, many devices have their own connection methods which may ignore some signal lines or define reserved lines for
other functions. It is best to refer to the user’s manual for your device for installation
instructions. You may find the following helpful.
In general, DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) refers to the device that is leading the
communication. Examples include PC’s, terminals and some printers. DCE refers to
the device being communicated with or controlled. Examples include modems,
DSU’s (digital service units), printers and lab/factory equipment.
In some situations you may be able to get by with just three lines: data on TXD, a signal ground and a handshaking line. Examples are printer or plotter connections, troubleshooting and situations where you require only one-wire communication.
Table 5.18: Terminal or PC (DTE)
Connections
DB-25 Male
DB-25 Male or Female: Terminal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
2
TxD
3
RxD
3
RxD
2
TxD
4
RTS
5
CTS
5
CTS
4
RTS
6
DSR
20
DTR
7
GND
7
GND
20
DTR
6
DSR
8
DCD
8
DCD
Table 5.19: Modem Connections
DB-25 Male
Modem (DCE)
Pin
Pin
Signal
Signal
2
TxD
3
RxD
3
RxD
2
TxD
4
RTS
5
CTS
5
CTS
4
RTS
6
DSR
20
DTR
7
GND
7
GND
20
DTR
6
DSR
8
DCD
8
DCD
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Table 5.20: Terminal without Handshake
DB-25 Male
Terminal, PC (DTE)
Signal
Pin
Signal
2
TxD
3
RxD
3
RxD
2
TxD
4
5
RTS
CTS
7
GND
7
GND
6
20
8
DSR
DTR
DCD
Therefore, if you are not using CTS, RTS, DSR,DTR and DCD signals, short pins 4 and 5
together, and please short pins 6, 8,and 20 together.
5.2.2 RS-422 Signal Wiring
The RS-422 interface wiring is based on one-to-one principles. The transmit lines on
one side connect to the receive lines on the other side, and vice versa. With RS-422,
you can transmit and receive data simultaneously (full duplex). The connections are
as follows:
Table 5.21: RS-422 DB9 Pin Assignment
DTE (Male DB-9)
Terminal DTE
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
TxD-
1
RxD-
2
TxD+
2
RxD+
3
RxD+
3
TxD+
4
RxD-
4
TxD-
5
GND
5
GND
6
RTS-
6
CTS-
7
RTS+
7
CTS+
8
CTS+
8
CTS+
Terminator Resistors Setup
The signals DSR, DTR and DCD are shorted internally on the PCI-1601/1602/1611/
1612/1622 cards when operating in RS-422 mode.
A user can solder in termination resistors if necessary for impedance matching. The
card has two mounting spaces for termination resistors, but no resistors are installed
at the factory. Each pair of signal lines has a separate resistor (RxD+/-, TxD+/-).
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For DTE to DCE connections, use a straight through cable (i.e., you don't have to reverse
lines 2 and 3, lines 4 and 5, and lines 6 and 20 since, in general, the DCE RS-232 interfaces
are reversed themselves).
5.2.3 RS-485 Signal Wiring
The RS-485 standard supports half-duplex communication. This means that just two
wires are needed to both transmit and receive data. Handshaking signals (such as
RTS, Request To Send) are normally used to control the direction of the data flow
and to switch the transmission accordingly. In RS-485 mode, the PCI-1601/1602/
1611/1612/1622 cards automatically sense the direction of the data flow and switch
the transmission direction — no handshaking is necessary. This means a user can
build an RS-485 network with just two wires. This RS-485 control is completely transparent to the user. The software written for half duplex RS-232 works without any
modification.
Figure 5.1 RS-485 Wiring Topology
Termination Resistor Setup
You can install termination resistors if necessary for impedance matching. The card
has mounting spaces for termination resistors, but no resistors are installed at the
factory. Depending on your application you may need to solder in a single resistor to
handle the DATA+/DATA- pair (and a corresponding resistor on the other end of
the connection). The value of the resistor should equal the characteristic impedance
of the signal wires (approximately 120 Ohms or 300 Ohms).
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